Full List of Articles
Please click on the links below to view an article on landscape gardening, plants and grasses, and even commercial landscape advice. Note: some of these articles are in PDF format.
Add Some Flair To Your Design With Yalba
Who ever thought a grass could look this glamorous?
Advantages of Using Native Plants in the Garden
What are some of the advantages of using Native Plants?
Amelia Islander Magazine Article
In the Garden with Betty Morrell. (500KB PDF)
Amenity Planting, What’s Old Is New Again
Plant breeding has made these plants more visually appealing, better performing, and less maintenance.
Aussie Native Plants Are Winner In Green Roof Trials
Green roofs need more than just succulents.
Aussie Ornamental Grass Gardens
Specialist plants that work in conditions they once struggled in.
Australian Native Cottage Garden
These tough Australian Native Plants can replace the English plants and still give you the cottage garden feel.
Australian Native Plants
Breeding is now producing more compact, lower maintenance Australian Natives
Autumn is the best time to plant.
Benches and Hedges
Minimalist or more Traditional? Modern Australian formal gardens reflect our culture.
Best New Landscape Product
Innovative water wise landscape plants
Best Turf Around Australian Gardens
Which type of turf the Garden Gurus use?
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Article
Grassed Off. (1.2MB PDF)
Bold Native Flowers for your Garden
Bold Australian Natives that will add a burst of colour to your garden.
30 Hints on how to get more business or market your business better.
Chemicals & Fertilisers
A practical guide on chemicals, fertilisers, and garden consumables.
Choosing the Right Landscape Trees
A guide to help you choose the right landscape trees
Choosing The Right Lawn
What lawn type is best for my client?
Further evidence that chunky mulches are best.
Creating a Low Maintenance Drought Tolerant Garden
Using Dianella, Lomandra and Phormium
Do you need to prune native plants?
There is a common myth that native plants don’t need pruning, see the truth here
Does a Green Wall count as Green Space?
Green Walls seem to be the logical solution to increasing green space, but do they count?
Easiest Plants and Turf
What are the easiest Plants and Turf to Maintain? – and best for the environment.
Easy Care Flowering Plants
Flowering plants that are not only beautiful, but also low maintenance
The Best Azaleas for Australia
Fertilising lawns in winter!
Is it more important than spring and summer fertilising?
Garden Care Products – Fertilisers, Plant Tonics and Trace Elements
Garden Care Products and Reviews
Garden Care Products – Pest and Disease Control
Protect your garden from pests and diseases with these great products
Gardening & Water Restictions
Gardening to survive water restrictions.
Getting Street Tree Selection Right
What makes a suburb appealing?
Getting the Right Lawn for your Home
Check out this article on The Buffalo Grass Review Site to help select the right lawn for your home.
Go The Extra Mile
It’s the little extras that make a good landscape maintenance company. (500KB PDF)
Green Life for Bio-retention swales and basins
A guide to successful planting of Bio-retention swales and basins
Grey Box™ Westringia crowned Plant of the Year 2015
Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR by Ozbreed has been crowned Plant of The Year.
Grey Box™ Westringia is a national finalist for the 2015 Nursery & Garden Awards
Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR by Ozbreed has been nominated for Plant of The Year.
Grass from down under: Australian grasses in the US. (670KB PDF)
Happy 10th Birthday Tanika
Australia’s most popular and reliable landscape plant celebrates 10 years of successful performance in Spring 2012.
How to have the best looking lawn in the street – make your neighbours green with envy!
Having the best looking lawn in the street is not always easy, but it is achievable.
How To Lay Turf Properly
Step by Step Instruction Video
How To Keep Plants Looking Their Best – Quick Reference Guide
A quick guide to giving your plants a little extra care to produce amazing results.
Inspirations of a Plant Breeder
Breeding more drought tolerant, lower maintenance, uniquely Australian plants.
Showy Kangaroo Paws toughen up.
Know Your Lomandras
What are the differences in our Lomandra varieties?
Labour Saving Devices
The biggest cost of maintaining a landscape is labour. Finding labour saving devices…
Landscape Contractor Magazine Article
Lessons Learnt: the Landscaping of Windsor Road. An article informing the landscape construction industry. (1.0MB PDF)
Landscape Manager Magazine Article
A Tour of Soft Landscape Plants Around Australia. An article informing the lawn and landscape maintenance industry. (2.3MB PDF)
Landscape Gardening Plants – Choosing the Right Plant
Landscaping plants can be selected to suit almost any situation
Landscape Gardening Plants – How to Mass Plant for Large Gardens
For large gardens, mass planting with reliable landscape plants can be very effective
Landscape plants to die for
Fabulous plants with foliage colour, amazing flowers, or simply elegant green plants that can make a landscape shine
Landscaping with Patio Pots
Hints to successful landscaping with patio pots. Great new designs in Patio Pots! Which are the best plants for Patio Pots?
Liriopes – What makes them great!
What makes Liriopes great and why should they be in every garden?
Lomandras for Queensland
What are the top Lomandras for Queensland?
Low Maintenance Turf Varieties
A selection of low maintenance drought tolerant turf varieties that thrive in harsh Australian conditions.
Marketing Plan for Landscapers – Residential
Marketing Plan for a Landscape Business to target residential work.
Marketing Plan for Landscapers – Commercial
Marketing Plan for a Landscape Business to target commercial work.
Mass Planting Techniques
Hints on how to get better results when planting large areas of plants and turf, including establishment maintenance.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? ACT Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for ACT.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? NSW Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for NSW.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? Queensland Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for QLD.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? South Australian Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for SA.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? Tasmanian Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for Tas.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? Victorian Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for Vic.
Mixed Group Plantings: a Dangerous Trend or Great Design? Western Australia Focus!
What you need when designing mixed group plantings for WA.
More Green, Less Labour for Landscape Contractors, Developers, Architects and Home Gardeners
Saving costs on Maintaining Landscapes
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of mulch.
Native Hedging Plants
For Harsh Hot, Dry and Wind Swept Positions.
New and Amazing Lawn Mowers, Chemicals and Fertilisers for Landscape Professionals
So what’s new now and what are some of the underused revolutionary products of the past?
No Bees Please™
Bees are so important to the environment, but there are some places where you don’t want to have bee attracting plants
Phytophthora in Australia and Resistant Lomandras
Phytophthora is a root rot disease that can cause major die back on sites
Plants in Rock and Concrete
Plants that perform and look good with rock and hard landscaped areas.
Plants That Make Good Lawn Borders
Gardens and lawns compliment each other beautifully, but which plants work best as lawn borders?
Playgrounds Set To Increase Green Space
Playgrounds are about to become a greener solution.
Protecting Our Playgrounds
Making Playgrounds Safer For Kids.
Pruning Modern Landscape Plants
Pruning ideas including utilizing modern machinery for efficient pruning.
Pruning young trees
Part 2 of Pruning Modern Landscape Plants
A tribute to raised gardens.
Recent research into Myrtle Rust Resistance on Australian Natives
Ozbreed Plants found to be Highly Resistant to Myrtle Rust.
Soft Fall Landscapes For Playgrounds
A whole industry has developed around keeping kids safe in play areas.
Studies prove Nara™ Native Turf is ideal for Australian landscapes
Landscaping Professionals are now switching to Nara™
Summer Lovin’ Landscaping
The best choices for landscaping in the summer months
Want Your Garden Full of Flowers For Christmas?
Practical tips for summer maintenance.
The truth about Lomandras
What you need to know when selecting Lomandras for landscaping
Tips – Part 1
First 10 Tips for Maintaining Lawns and Gardens.
Tips – Part 2
Tips 11 to 20 for Maintaining Lawns and Gardens.
Tips – Part 3
Tips 21 to 30 for Maintaining Lawns and Gardens.
Today’s Garden Center
Tough As Nails border plants. (210KB PDF)
To Hire or Buy Landscaping Equipment In Uncertain Times?
Buying sensibly can motivate success. Hiring efficiently can reduce costs
Top 10 Erosion Control Plants – By State
See our top 10 plants for your state for Erosion Control
Top 10 Fire Retardant Plants – By State
See our top 10 fire retardant plants your state
Top 10 Green Roof Plants – By State
See our top 10 plants for Green Roofs for your state
Top 10 Green Wall Plants – By State
See our top 10 plants for Green Walls for your state
Top 10 Plants for Mass Planting – By State
See our top 10 plants recommended for mass planting in your state
Top 10 Salt Tolerant Plants – By State
See our top 10 plants salt tolerant plants recommended for your state
Top 10 Shade Tolerant Plants – By State
See our top 10 plants shade tolerant plants recommended for your state
Turf for Shady Yards, Wet Feet and Low Maintenance
improve the shade tolerance of your lawn
Turf is the Lowest Cost Ground Cover
Including ideas for buying and maintaining turf
Turf Tops Erosion Control Methods
Research shows turf grass is an effective means of controlling and minimising erosion
Turf Wars – Empire Strikes Back
Buffalo Vs Zoysia
Using Turf for Erosion Control
Excellent Erosion Control without the usual turf maintenance costs
Water is the Issue
Maintaining turf and gardens in times of drought and water restrictions.
Watering and Fertilising Lawns
Advice on watering and fertilising warm season turf types. (142KB PDF)
Why Are Australian Native Plants Better?
Australian native plants have long been preferred options for home gardeners and landscapers alike.